LHI is a small crescent shaped extinct volcano crater, with the lagoon fringed on its east by pristine sands and on its west by a coral reef full of tropical fishes and a vast array of coral. This first image was upon our return from snorkeling from a glass-bottomed boat on the Sunday. In the background are (L) Mount Lidgbird (777m) and (R) Mount Gower (873m). They are both topped with rainforest.
On the Tuesday we boated across to North Bay for the day, walking the isthmus to Old Gulch, where the wind was way gusty to clamber around to New Gulch. After a BBQ lunch, we hiked 2/3 way up Mount Eliza which afforded thiswonderful views across the lagoon to the twin mountains at the southern end. The final image shows across the lagoon, with Blackburn Island dwarfed in the centre. All the while we were 'twitching' - hunting for the birds on our list. More of that detail from Monday on my travel blog, Hither & thither.